A volunteer delivers food to food trucks at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France. Xinhua/Sipa USA

Paris Saint-Germain confirm three players test positive for COVID-19

Paris Saint-Germain hit their first obstacle upon a return to training when the club announced on Tuesday that three players and one staff member "showed historic positive" test results for the coronavirus.

Those concerned had symptoms during confinement when they weren't in contact with each other. They are no longer contagious and can carry on their training programme.

Starting yesterday and carrying on until tomorrow, the players have been undergoing medical and physical tests. The start of activities at the Ooredoo training centre will be on Thursday with small groups of players as per the medical and sanitary protocol of Paris Saint-Germain.

In April, PSG were crowned champions of Ligue 1 for a pandemic-shortened campaign after French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe initially declared professional sports wouldn't return to the country until at least September due to the uncontrolled virus outbreak.

Last week, UEFA confirmed that PSG and the other seven Champions League quarterfinalists will flock to Lisbon, Portugal in August to finish the competition via a tournament that will move to a single-elimination format. 

The first quarterfinal matches are scheduled for Aug. 12, with the Final set for Aug. 23 at the Estadio da Luz.

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink



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2018 / ENG / 6
Harry Kane
2014 / COL / 6
James Rodríguez
2010 / GER / 5
Thomas Muller
2006 / GER / 5
Miroslav Klose
2002 / BRA / 8
Ronaldo
1998 / CRO / 6
Davor Suker
1994 / BUL / 6
Hristo Stoichkov
1994 / RUS / 6
Oleg Salenko
1990 / ITA / 6
Salvatore Schillaci
1986 / ENG / 6
Gary Lineker
1982 / ITA / 6
Paolo Rossi
1978 / ARG / 6
Mario Kempes
1974 / POL / 7
Grzegorz Lato
1970 / WGER / 10
Gerd Muller
1966 / POR / 9
Eusebio
1962 / CHI / 4
Leonel Sanchez
1962 / YUG / 4
Drazan Jerkovic
1962 / BRA / 4
Vava
1962 / BRA / 4
Garrincha
1962 / USSR / 4
Valentin Ivanov
1962 / HUN / 4
Florian Albert
1958 / FRA / 13
Just Fontaine
1954 / HUN / 11
Sandor Kocsis
1950 / BRA / 8
Ademir
1938 / BRA / 7
Leonidas
1934 / CZE / 5
Oldrich Nejedly
1930 / ARG / 8
Guillermo Stabile

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